Israel supported Hamas in its infancy
The WikiLeaks founder accused Israeli authorities of supporting Hamas group at its early stages in order to divide the Palestinian resistance.
“Our cables reveal that Israel supported Hamas in its infancy, that Hamas was used as an instrument to divide the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO] and the Palestinian resistance,” Assange told the paper.
Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London while awaiting safe passage to the Central American country, where he has been granted asylum. Staking out the building, in case the Australian should leave the premises, has already cost British taxpayers a hefty £10 million, according to govwaste.co.uk.
Assange has not been charged with a crime, but is wanted for questioning in Sweden regarding allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him in 2010.
An arrest warrant was issued for Assange in 2010 in the of wake sexual assault allegations leveled against him by two Swedish women. He denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and rape and managed to avoid extradition to Sweden by seeking refuge in the embassy in 2012.
He repeatedly announced that he is ready to answer all questions concerning his sexual assault allegations within the sanctity of the embassy. However, Swedish prosecutors were reluctant to do so until March this year.
“If Assange gives his consent, the prosecutor will promptly submit a request for legal assistance to the British authorities to further continue the investigation,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement.
Assange’s Swedish lawyer welcomed the Swedish prosecutors’ request to interview Assange in London, but added that the whole process of questioning could take time.
“We welcome [this] and see it also as a big victory … for Julian Assange that what we have demanded is finally going to happen,” Per Samuelson said.
Assange supporters fear that if he is deported to Sweden he will likely face espionage charges in America over his role in publishing sensitive, classified US government documents.
But even if Sweden drops the case, he faces arrest by UK police for jumping the bail granted while the British courts considered a European arrest warrant issued by Stockholm.
In June 2014, 56 international human rights and free media organizations signed a letter addressed to US Attorney General Eric Holder calling upon the US government to end all criminal investigations into Assange’s actions as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, and to cease harassing the organization for publishing materials in the public interest.
Its Gaza’s very popular water park. Who would believe it? NO WATER ,NO PEOPLE. There are those who would have you believe this is genuine . There is no water shortage and all is well in the land of the Palestinians concentration camp.They are all happy jolly people living under the wing of the loving and kind protection of the Israelis.You know just like the germans with the Jews in the final solution, that is what the red cross were told, kind father figures protecting the jews from harm and abuse. Did you know pigs have grown wings and are flying now , If you believe pigs can fly you will believe the rest .
The New York Times invites us to gaze with wonder on the miracles of Israeli technology today, with a page 1 photo and story touting the innovations that have saved the country from drought. Because of wise policies and applied science, we learn, “there is plenty of water in Israel.”
The Times never tells us, however, that a significant number of those who reside on the land are seriously deprived of water: Palestinians in some areas of the West Bank are forced to survive on only 20 liters of water a day per person, well below the World Health Organization minimum of 60 liters. In Gaza 90 percent of the water is unfit to drink.
Meanwhile, Israelis in West Bank settlements “generally have access to as much running water as they please,” according to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, and Israelis over all use three times as much water
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The international FIFA scandal got more ink and soundbites than it deserved, in my humble opinion.
Maybe that organization is oozing in corruption, and the arrests of high FIFA officials were warranted. It wouldn’t surprise me.
Maybe Sepp Blatter’s reelection was fair and square. I doubt it.
The real story here never got much attention. I’m disappointed.
Here’s the story you should have read or seen on the nightly news:
1) Israeli authorities have routinely locked up Palestinian futbol (aka soccer) players, and thrown away the keys. Mahmoud Sarsak comes to mind. Arrested and held without charge for 3 years, he was finally freed following a very long hunger strike when he lost more than 1/2 his body weight. (* I think he’s recently been detained again.) And it’s well-documented that Israeli authorities frequently prevent or delay Palestinian athletes from…
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DOESN.T KNOW HIS ass FROM HIS richard (GAS PEDAL FROM BRAKE, OH DEAR). HERE ARE THE FULL FACTS OF THE MATTER BY OLIVE PRESS.
IT is anything but the perfect start to your regular Saturday radio show.
Perhaps rushing to get on the air after a lazy weekend lie in, David ‘the Dogman’ Klein appears to have arrived at Talk Radio Europe, in San Pedro, in something of a fluster.
Rather than putting on the brakes as he parked his brand new €60,000 white Range Rover Friedlander Evonne, the 78-year-old animal trainer rammed it forward into the gates of the station.
Suffering the mother of all parking nightmares, the pensioner managed to crash his shiny white car right through the double glass sliding doors of the studio, in La Colonia.
In a highly embarrassing turn of events for the station, nobody could enter or exit for an hour, while Klein’s show had to be cancelled and a replacement presenter stood in.
With the car almost a write off, a tow truck had to be called to pull the vehicle from where it had become wedged.
“It was one of the funniest things that has ever happened to the station,” revealed a witness. “It was wedged good and proper.
“David was very clearly shaken up, but it is lucky for him that it was not during the week when there could have been children coming out from the next door kindergarten.”
It has not been a good spring for Klein, whose recent holiday in Las Vegas with wife Susan turned into a nightmare when he was struck down with pneumonia.
He told a newspaper he had been forced to stump up thousands in medical costs, after being bamboozled by American health authorities.
When asked for comment, Klein told the Olive Press: “I want nothing to do with the Olive Press. No comment.”AH YES perhaps he will be going to be needing an international driving licence know anyone who can sell you one.david?
tomie jones-footnote if the traffic police deem this to be careless driving david could lose his licence and have to take a spanish driving test, 78 years old hmm, maybe it is time to hang up your keys before you have another accident? ,just a thought, get the Mrs to drive you .
His name is Iyad Abu Gharqoud; he is a soccer player and a resident of Gaza, and he speaks to us directly from The New York Times today, allowing us to hear his anguish— as well as his courage—in telling his own experience of Israeli oppression. This is a rare occurrence in the newspaper of record, and we should savor the moment.
It is true that Abu Gharqoud’s op-ed piece “FIFA Should Give Israel the Red Card,” appears in print only in the international edition, but it is also to be found online, with a reasonably prominent position on the World page. The essay, calling on FIFA to suspend Israel for its treatment of Palestinians, is notable for its ring of genuine feeling: his love of soccer, his grief at the suffering he has endured and witnessed and his fear of Israeli reprisals for this moment of speaking out.
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